By Chris Wright
“We’re gonna start by working his ribs”
The least surprising news of the day has broken a few minutes ago with the FA announcing that they have bought charges of violent conduct against Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton for the malicious little jab he delivered to the gut of Blackburn’s Morten Gamst Pedersen when the two sides met last night.
Barton has been charged after match referee Mike Jones (who didn’t punish the incident during the game) reviewed video evidence of the misdemeanour at a hearing this afternoon.
The FA statement reads:
“Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton has today been charged with violent conduct by the FA following an incident in his side’s fixture with Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday, 10th November.
“Barton has until 6pm on Friday 12 November to reply to the charge and